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Day 274. 91 days and $92 left to go.

I have to say that when I saw this top at the pile sale this morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to turn this into!! I’ve got an Emmy party to go to tonight and this costume is going to be just perfect!

Day 247 - Before

Day 247 - Before

Sure, you’re thinking it’s a cheerleading top Maris…you can’t really make this into anything.  Oh just wait…this top is turning into a mini-costume, but one where I don’t have to wait until Halloween to wear.

The first plan of action was to get rid of “Gauchos” written on the front.  They’re the mascots to UCSB, however that is far from what I’m going for today.

Unembroider!!

Unembroider!!

After a lot of seam ripping, we got the top to look just like this.  Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose right about now!!  (That’s a total Friday Night Lights reference for all you equally obsessed Riggins fans…)

Oh Tim Riggins...

Oh Tim Riggins...

The front was completely empty (woo hoo) and in just the condition to do a little ironing on.

Gone!!

Gone!!

While the iron was heating up, I went through my letters and cut out the eight that are going to be placed down.

Letter time!!

Letter time!!

I took my letters and carefully placed them down in a straight row.  The iron got hot and I began to go over my letters for about 30 seconds.

Press it Down!

Press it Down!

After a short cool down, I began to peel the paper backing from the decals.

First the C…

One down...

One down...

And then the HEERIOS…

CHEERIOS!!

CHEERIOS!!

It’s my total GLEE inspired Emmy’s outfit for the night!!

Watch out, or else slurpee in your face!!

Watch out, or else slurpee in your face!!

Just like Brittany, Santana and Quinn, I was totally rooting for Jane Lynch to win the Supporting Actress Emmy.

Day 274 - After

Day 274 - After

My teammate JMT provided a viewing of the awards show, and we totally broke down some routines in-between commercials.

Yay Jane!!

Yay Jane!!

Honestly, I think we’re looking more like this right now…

Woo Spartans!! Ready, OK!

Woo Spartans!! Ready, OK!

…however, in our hearts, it was all about the GLEE tonight.

We literally cheered when Jane won…

BE AGGRESSIVE. B. E. AGGRESSIVE

BE AGGRESSIVE. B. E. AGGRESSIVE

Sue Sylvester would be proud!!

Day 178. 187 days and $184 left to go.

The muumuu is back!!  I know you were all waiting for its’ return 🙂  A little comfy muumuu action, some bball, and Glee are the only things on my agenda.  Didn’t realize how much off sched I was from staying up way past my bedtime Losting on Sunday night.  I’m still catching up on veg/sleep/naps from the “I can count on my one hand how much I slept before my alarm went off and it’s not higher than three” evening.  Yesterday I was a zombie with caffeine overload, so this was the perfect outfit to lay low and recover.  I had a date with my couch tonight and literally nothing sounded better.

Day 178 - Before

Day 178 - Before

So red was on the clearly on the mind today as those Vocal Adrenaline-ers on GLEE were all about it too.

Vocal Adrenaline!!

Vocal Adrenaline!!

Loved the Gaga inspiration and that they copied her red chantilly lace get up from the MTV Video Music Awards.

Gagalicious!

Gagalicious!

No lace for me today, but the red in full force.  It’s more like Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. 🙂

The length was the first part to go…

Cutting the length off

Cutting the length off

Trimmed off about seven inches of length and gave the p-p-p-puppy, p-p-puppy a new hem.

Pinned edges waiting to be sewn

Pinned edges waiting to be sewn

Now there was already a lovely hole found on the seam underneath the arms, so I just decided to go with it.  Off with the sleeves!!

That hole came with the dress :)

That hole came with the dress 🙂

After they were gone, I pinned down all the new raw edges and sewed them in place.

Detatch time!

Detach time!

This one today got turned into a chic shoulderless number that perhaps Lady Gaga would have been proud of.

Day 178 - After

Day 178 - After

She’d however demand that I cover my head in an iceberg,

No global warming on Gaga's head!

No global warming on Gaga's head!

some sort of metallic orb,

The ultimate head gear!

The ultimate head-gear!

or a silver lobster.

Shiny Shellfish!

Shiny Shellfish!

Now sing with me!  Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La.

Day 136. 229 days and $226 left to go.

Happy Tuesday!!  Not only am I excited for LOST this evening (I know all you Losties feel me…how ’bout that Desmond?) as well as the return of Glee (lots having to do with Idina Menzel, Patrick Harris comma Neil, Kristin Chenoweth, & the songs of Madonna making appearances), but it’s a cooking club night with the girlinas. Asian fare is on the menu, so I kind of thought this piece could work.

There is red piping along the cap sleeves as well as along the mild V-neck collar which reminded me of a trip I took down to Chinatown months back scoping out some gorge silk dresses.  (PS, my home page blog pic is from said Chinatown trip, thanks to JW, my personal Annie Lebovitz just without all the getting suing action).  So I figured this would be the perfect outfit for this evening.

Day 136 - Before

Day 136 - Before

This dress was a little off – weird length, definitely see through (hence the jeans under this puppy) and the arms were a bit too big for me.  Just for the sheer (PUN!) fact that I don’t think I own undergarments that wouldn’t be seen beneath this, I opted to craft this into a top.  Flashing on the radar today?  Negative, friends.

I cut off the bottom portion of the dress (about a foot) and sewed a brand new hem around the bottom of my new top.  I used maroon thread, so check out the close up below…

New Hem!

New Hem!

…after I hemmed the bottom of my top, I took in the dress on each side a few inches to make it a little more fitted.

Newly hemmed top and all that excess fabric

Newly hemmed top and all that excess fabric

I loved that it still fell rather loosely as we had a meal of champions on the horizon.

Dumplings, chow mein, orange chicken, oh my!

Dumplings, chow mein, orange chicken, oh my!

I mean a spread of homemade dumplings, almond cookies, noodles, chx, some wasabi mashed potatoes and pickled cucumbers was spot on while we caught up and chatted about being featured on magazine covers (check out May’s House Beautiful with MW’s ridiculously amazing design skills on the cover!!) and a certain “Posh encounter with a type of spice.”

Day 136 - After

Day 136 - After

Almond cookie in one hand, sake in the other?  Yeah, just a Tuesday night in my books 🙂